This activity supports a practical application of waste and recycling knowledge. It can be used in the middle of a unit of work, or at the end, to assess students’ knowledge of correct separation of materials.
This great activity combines education and fitness!
Students receive a brief introduction on waste and recycling before working in relays teams to sort real items into ‘landfill’, ‘recycling’ and ‘organics’ bins. The bin colours used replicate the kerbside system of the council area the school falls in, assisting students to become great recyclers at home too!
After the relay, the contents of the bins are examined, with ‘tricky’ items discussed in the group.
You can choose to have a KESAB education officer attend your site, or hire out the recycle relay kit on a weekly loan. See the School Resources tab for more information on hiring a kit.
Please note: Limited subsidies are available for schools in some council areas. Please contact KESAB and speak to a Waste Education Officer for more information.
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Kindergarten – Year 12
Cost (excluding GST):
$165 for one session.
Additional sessions on same day are $75 per class.
Max of 5 classes/day = $465.
To request a session, please complete the request form or contact KESAB on 8234 7255.
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Cost of hire:
$60 / week (+ GST and P&H, if applicable).
Additional charges apply if kits are returned dirty, broken, or incomplete.
To hire a kit, simply complete and submit the hire form.